Public Space Protection Order introduced in Altofts

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Wakefield Council’s key decision makers have granted a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Tuscany Way in Altofts, to help tackle anti-social behaviour.

The legal order gives Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police additional powers to tackle the nuisance and anti-social use of motor vehicles and their associated activities in this area.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health, said: "The Tuscany Way area of Altofts is subject, on a regular basis, to ongoing gatherings of performance vehicles and use of the area as a 'racetrack'.

"This leads to a high number of spectators who are parking vehicles on the nearby grass verges. It is not only dangerous but has a detrimental effect on the quality of life and safety of those who live and work in this area.

"The PSPO gives us additional powers to clamp down on this issue, targeting not only participants in the vehicles, but spectators and those who organise such events. We need to send out a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated."

Cllr Maureen Cummings

Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health

Councillor Maureen Cummings

West Yorkshire Police support the introduction of a three-year PSPO.

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